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Bauer may be best suited for bullpen role if not stretched out

Morning news and notes for Tuesday, August 28, 2018.

MLB: Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Tribe news

Inbox: How will Tribe’s ALDS ‘pen shape up? | MLB

Obviously Trevor Bauer is best used as an elite starting pitcher, but depending on the timeline for his recovery, he could find himself in the bullpen as the Tribe enters the ALDS. And if you take away the sting of not having him in the rotation, imagine what a weapon he would be out of the bullpen.

Cleveland Indians announce time changes for September games vs. Detroit, Boston |

I’m assuming that the Indians will be in resting mode for both of these games and will have multiple starters out of the lineup in preparation for the playoffs.

Cleveland Indians: Talking to myself about Jason Kipnis — Terry Pluto |

The “2018 Jason Kipnis” saga is a long one, one with many twists and turns and a lot of ups and downs (more downs than ups, if we’re being honest). For me personally, I’m hoping that Kipnis gets another shot to straighten out that World Series foul ball from 2016 sometime later this year.

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